PPM pledges support to JP’s Riyaz Rasheed for Parliament

Vilufushi MP Riyaz Rasheed. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has pledged its support to Jumhoory Party’s candidate, the current MP of Vilufushi, Riyaz Rasheed, for re-election to Parliament.

Leader of PPM, former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom expressed the support of his party to ex-PPM member Riyaz Rasheed during a press conference this Tuesday afternoon.

Yameen announced PPM will not run for the Vilufushi constituency in the upcoming parliamentary elections, but support the current MP for re-election.

The former deputy leader of PPM’s parliamentary group, Riyaz Rasheed defected to JP on November 30.

Parliamentary Elections 2019 will be held on April 6.